Amir Khan and Kell Brook come face to face as fight is finally announced

Khan and Brook have been long-term rivals during their glittering careers, but have now finally come together after their fight was confirmed to take place on February 19 at Manchester Arena

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Kell Brook challenges ‘Queen’ Amir Khan to fight

Amir Khan and Kell Brook will finally meet in the ring on February 19 in Manchester.

The long-time rivals will come face to face at a press conference in London this afternoon after agreeing terms for their domestic showdown.

The rivals will meet at a catchweight of 150lb having fought most recently at the welterweight limit of 147lb. The fight will be shown on Sky Sports Box Office.

The pair previously came face to face in 2018 when their ‘Battle of Britain’ looked certain to be made.

But they were again unable to agree a deal as Brook campaigned at 154lb before returning to welterweight last year to take on world champion Terence Crawford.

Brook was stopped in the fourth round as he lost for the third time as a professional.

Amir Khan will finally fight Kell Brook

Khan, meanwhile, has not fought since 2019 where he fought Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia, cruising to a comfortable stoppage.

Both men have reigned as world champion during their illustrious careers which have always threatened to overlap in a huge showdown.

Sky Sports’ Adam Smith said: “Amir Khan against Kell Brook is here at last and we’ll bring you an unforgettable evening of action as these two huge names in British boxing finally settle that long-running rivalry.

“Khan and Brook have been asked about this fight for a decade, despite their success as world champions, and now we get the answer in Manchester on February 19.

“We’ve covered some of the biggest fights in the careers of Khan and Brook, but this one is special – a heated feud has simmered for years and there’s so much pride at stake.

“Will it be Khan or Brook who wins? It’s a real 50-50 fight and you’ll find out in February”

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